Local 888 is pleased to welcome three new field representatives. Maureen Medeiros, Peter Bala and Mari Cooney. Also joining the team: Karen “Rudy” Renaud, who will serve as the new external organizing director. The new staff will be working directly with chapters: providing assistance with bargaining, helping to strengthen chapters and recruit new members. Each brings a wealth of experience to Local 888. Maureen previously worked at AFSCME Council 93, where she served as the chief negotiator for more than 40 collective bargaining agreements. Peter recently completed law school and has worked on issues of fair housing, discrimination and employment law. Mari spent many years in the private sector before joining the staff of State Representative Brian Dempsey, chairman of the Way and Means committee. Rudy comes to Local 888 after more than a decade as a field organizer, lead organizer and staff representative with AFSCME Council 93 and SEIU Locals 1199, 285 and 284. Rudy is also a member of the Greenfield City Council.